From the ReadMe File: Open BDEMU HDD Manager by FreePlay
Want to manage your DEX's Blu-ray emulator hard dive, but hate that PS3Gen is missing essential features like increasing the number of game slots or dumping a game from a disk to a file? Worry no longer! The Open BDEMU HDD Manager is here for you!
This tool duplicates PS3Gen's ability to manage your BDEMU HDD, but works faster and has some added features.
Dump an existing game to an EMU image file
Write EMU image files to disk
Erase game slots
Set the default game
Add/remove game slots (with smart HDD size detection)
Note that this program was whipped up and tested with just one PC and just one hard drive, so it may not be perfect! It absolutely WON'T screw up any hard drives that aren't BDEMU drives, though, so the worst that would happen is that you'd have to rewrite your games.
Finally, in related news aldostools has made available a similar experimental tool dubbed BDEmuPartitionTool.exe with details below, as follows:
It looks like FreePlay tool, but it doesn't use any part of his code. It's 100% written in VB5 and Windows API calls. FreePlay's job was inspiring.
It's a tool to manage the size of the partitions of HDD formated for BDEMU, used by PS3 development consoles. It allows to create up to 255 partitions (if your HDD has the capacity)
BdEmuPartitionTool.exe Changelog v1.2:
Inject/Save BDEMU file
Lot of other minor changes
BdEmuPartitionTool.exe Changelog v1.03.01:
Added option to resize BDEMU partition size (by default is created by ps3gen as 186.4GB, no matter the HDD size).
As the BDEmu partition is 186.4GB (4 * 46.6GiB), if you add games beyond the slot 3 they are not recognized.
So with the version 01.03.01, you can make the BDEmu use the entire HDD space or only the space used by the slots. The remaining space can be used for an additional partition (for instance NTFS or FAT32).
The version 1.3 was limiting the size of the 1st slot.
The hex codes displayed changing the BDEMU partition size were wrong (although the proper bytes were written)
.emu inject doesnt work ... i tried to inject a file anyway and it prompted to resize to that file size. However after that, the partition was resized to the emu size without emu file being on it.
So until you fix the inject emu problems, this could be used if emu file is already built in ps3gen. Inject the ps3gen built .emu onto the partition let it resize, then exit program and use ps3gen to write it to that partition.
I've since tested the above theory I made, it's a fact it works. So it resizes correctly (like I do in hex on hard drive) just the emu write/inject is broken.
1. Format the HDD with ps3gen, then remove the slots 1, 2, 3. Then resize the slot 0 to the size that you wish and add the other slots.
2. If you need to "Change Size" of a slot to a size larger than the original, first delete the slots that follow, change the size, then re-add the next slots.
3. Do not "Change Size" to a size larger than the original slot size. You could end overwriting the first bytes of the next slot.
Nice but I won't go to dex due that Bluray player won't work. I will stay with my CFW with most games and bluray player just fine for now. However, I will keep my eyes on it from now on. Good work, PS3news.
To quote from his blog (linked above): Hi folks, today I’m releasing a tool which I wrote a long time ago. This tool allows you change the default slot of a BDEMU drive on Mac OS X. Unfortunately, as OS X 10.8 doesn’t allow raw HDD access to normal users anymore, you’ll have to launch it as root if you’re a 10.8 user (a tool that makes this very easy is available for free [Register or Login to view links]).
OS X versions below 10.8 aren’t affected by this problem. The names of the games will only show up in the drop-down menu if they were set as “memorandum” during the slot-creation process (or manually using a hex editor). In case the names weren’t set, the game-ID is going to be displayed instead. To connect to the HDD, you have to look up its name in the Disk Utility (e.g. if the disk is called disk3, the path is going to be /dev/disk3).
For any questions or problem reports, leave a comment below or tweet me Marcocanc.
Thanks to RichDevX for helping me code this application!
To quote: Hi, I have written a little program, that manages your Images on a DEX-Image-USB-Drive; It's on “Alpha”, means it can be better, but I think this program does it's work. Please read manual_en.txt. I hope it's useful.
Today I release a tool for your PS3-BDEMU-Disk: .Net 4.0 and VC2010Redist have to be installed (I think, this is installed on the most PC's) and you have to run it as administrator. Try it, test it an reply.
Faster read/write speed;
Info, when operation is in progress and you want to close;
Discnames were shown;
USB-Filter for Discnames;
Ask, if you want to delete an image;
"Insert Image" is disabled, if Slot is in use;
Delete last Slot can be used without selecting the last slot;
Elapsed time added;
Estatimed time added;
Transfer rate is shown;
Corrected "Slot too small" Problem in Version 121025-0139
Hi, today I release PS3EMUTOOL ALPHA X2. This is a simple app that manages DEX images on USB's.